France Rural Population 1960-2023

Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • France rural population for 2022 was 12,561,983, a 1.15% decline from 2021.
  • France rural population for 2021 was 12,708,476, a 1.14% decline from 2020.
  • France rural population for 2020 was 12,855,403, a 1.11% decline from 2019.
  • France rural population for 2019 was 12,999,819, a 1.02% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
United States 56,378,923
Germany 18,793,519
Italy 16,681,796
Poland 14,974,307
France 12,561,983
United Kingdom 10,448,880
Japan 10,066,305
South Korea 9,588,890
Spain 8,902,107
Canada 7,103,929
Saudi Arabia 5,559,991
Austria 3,684,288
Argentina 3,538,352
Australia 3,510,274
Portugal 3,385,528
Czech Republic 2,697,096
Hungary 2,657,928
Slovak Republic 2,503,549
Chile 2,369,699
Switzerland 2,272,064
Greece 2,075,584
Ireland 1,822,006
Croatia 1,610,240
Panama 1,360,444
Netherlands 1,259,398
Sweden 1,206,837
UAE 1,176,081
Slovenia 933,093
Lithuania 893,387
Norway 891,476
Finland 795,690
Trinidad and Tobago 714,385
Israel 691,177
Denmark 686,700
New Zealand 672,077
Latvia 592,511
Oman 560,597
Cyprus 414,105
Estonia 408,688
Belgium 215,535
Puerto Rico 205,872
Barbados 193,416
Bahrain 151,007
Uruguay 147,591
Channel Islands 119,980
French Polynesia 115,865
Brunei 94,946
New Caledonia 76,599
Antigua and Barbuda 70,935
Bahamas 67,680
Aruba 59,554
Luxembourg 52,836
Seychelles 41,629
Isle of Man 39,495
Liechtenstein 33,610
St. Kitts and Nevis 32,888
Faroe Islands 30,379
Malta 26,825
Iceland 22,945
Qatar 18,381
Curacao 16,462
British Virgin Islands 15,862
Andorra 9,730
Guam 8,432
Greenland 6,954
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 4,073
Northern Mariana Islands 3,973
Palau 3,258
Turks and Caicos Islands 2,721
San Marino 763
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
France Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 12,561,983 18.49 -1.16%
2021 12,708,476 18.76 -1.15%
2020 12,855,403 19.03 -1.12%
2019 12,999,819 19.29 -1.02%
2018 13,133,487 19.56 -0.98%
2017 13,263,152 19.82 -1.03%
2016 13,400,202 20.08 -1.03%
2015 13,539,246 20.35 -0.92%
2014 13,664,265 20.61 -0.78%
2013 13,771,378 20.87 -0.71%
2012 13,869,178 21.12 -0.72%
2011 13,969,504 21.38 -0.69%
2010 14,066,764 21.63 -0.67%
2009 14,160,682 21.88 -0.62%
2008 14,248,514 22.13 -0.55%
2007 14,327,425 22.38 -0.47%
2006 14,394,621 22.62 -0.39%
2005 14,451,186 22.87 -0.32%
2004 14,498,128 23.12 -0.34%
2003 14,548,209 23.37 -0.36%
2002 14,600,994 23.62 -0.34%
2001 14,650,237 23.87 -0.34%
2000 14,699,721 24.13 -0.37%
1999 14,754,608 24.39 -0.29%
1998 14,797,194 24.58 -0.31%
1997 14,842,561 24.75 -0.32%
1996 14,890,133 24.92 -0.32%
1995 14,938,313 25.09 -0.31%
1994 14,984,368 25.26 -0.30%
1993 15,029,516 25.43 -0.24%
1992 15,064,997 25.60 -0.17%
1991 15,090,873 25.77 0.21%
1990 15,059,117 25.94 0.07%
1989 15,048,116 26.05 0.22%
1988 15,014,730 26.13 0.24%
1987 14,978,123 26.20 0.25%
1986 14,941,329 26.28 0.24%
1985 14,905,983 26.35 0.24%
1984 14,870,854 26.43 0.22%
1983 14,838,054 26.50 0.25%
1982 14,800,709 26.58 0.31%
1981 14,755,276 26.65 0.31%
1980 14,708,949 26.72 0.28%
1979 14,667,935 26.79 0.22%
1978 14,634,992 26.86 0.22%
1977 14,603,066 26.93 0.21%
1976 14,572,590 27.00 0.20%
1975 14,542,998 27.07 -0.45%
1974 14,609,071 27.35 -0.75%
1973 14,719,207 27.74 -0.63%
1972 14,812,302 28.14 -0.55%
1971 14,894,184 28.54 -0.52%
1970 14,971,545 28.95 -0.52%
1969 15,049,558 29.35 -0.49%
1968 15,124,161 29.76 -1.96%
1967 15,423,851 30.64 -2.60%
1966 15,829,365 31.78 -2.49%
1965 16,228,319 32.93 -2.38%
1964 16,619,268 34.10 -2.32%
1963 17,010,085 35.30 -2.31%
1962 17,408,369 36.51 -1.29%
1961 17,635,152 37.39 -0.83%
1960 17,782,952 38.12 %